Arts Academy Boarding High School: Music Performance Major

Core Curriculum 

Course

Term

Grade

Title

MUS0XX

Fall & Spring

9,10,11,12,PG

Private Lesson

MUS101-502

Fall & Spring

11,12,PG

Music Theory

MUS511-514

Fall & Spring

11,12,PG

Musicianship Skills

MUS099-100

Fall & Spring

9,10,11,12,PG

Studio

MUS049-052

Fall & Spring

9,10,11,12,PG

Large Ensemble

MUS065

Fall

9,10,11,12,PG

Brass Ensemble

MUS067-068

Fall & Spring

9,10,11,12,PG

Percussion Ensemble

MUS069-070

Fall & Spring

9,10,11,12,PG

Chamber Music

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Ensembles

Orchestra and Band | present challenging repertoire in approximately eight concerts each year and frequently collaborate with guest artists and conductors. Wind and percussion students are placed into either Orchestra or Band based on audition at the beginning of the semester.

Percussion Ensemble | The ensemble performs music from the baroque period through the twentieth century. Melodic and non-melodic instruments are stressed equally.

Brass Ensemble | The ensemble performs music from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Emphasis is on tone production and style concepts, as well as section playing.

Chamber Music | Emphasis is on the basics of fine ensemble playing, intonation, phrasing and balance through regular rehearsals and frequent performances. 

  • Woodwind and horn players will be formed into small ensembles such as wind quintet, clarinet quartet or flute quartet.
  • Brass players will be formed into a horn ensemble or brass quintets.
  • String majors will be formed in quartets and string trios, and are coached by string faculty through intensified reading, study, rehearsal and performance of chamber music with emphasis on the string quartet.
  • Pianists are selected by invitation only. Participation is determined by audition, sight-reading skills, overall musicianship, and the availability of other instrumentalists to form piano-based ensembles.